Represent Young Australians at the UN in 2013

By · 21 October, 2012 · News, Youth Representative

UN Youth Australia is incredibly excited to launch the search for the 2013 Australian Youth Representative to the UN! We’re looking for a young, vibrant, extraordinary individual to represent the views of young Australians at the United Nations next year.

The Youth Representative is the only role of its kind in Australia. The Youth Rep tours the country, collecting the views of young Australians on issues that are important to them. In September, the Youth Rep travels to New York to represent Australian youth at the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Beginning with a road trip through the Northern Territory in May, the Youth Rep will tour the country to hear a wide variety of youth opinion on issues ranging from agricultural subsidies and rural concerns to refugees and human rights concerns. Known as the ‘listening tour’, this three month long consultation process will see the Youth Rep meeting not only with young leaders, but also prominent members of the Australian community, including MPs, NGO leaders and those involved in the youth and education sectors.

While in New York, the Youth Rep will represent the views of the Australian mission, along with representing Australia’s youth to the international community. Culminating in a speech to the 3rd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Youth Rep’s stay in New York will involve negotiating with Youth Representatives from other countries, and helping inform the debate around topical issues from the youth perspective.

This position is open to all Australian residents aged 15-24. Registrations close November 10th, so ‘Apply Now!’ to raise your hand to raise our voice. Go to fb.com/UNYouthRep.

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